Future of Europe: Visions and Challenges

Friday June 1, 2018, Prague

Notable representatives of the Czech Republic and Germany discussed the future of EU, foreign policy and national security, interior security and migration. The talks were aimed at encouraging further impulses for bilateral cooperation and a shared  European agenda. There were also about 50 invited members of civil society that took part in the event.

Under the supervision of Secretary of State for European Affairs Aleš Chmelař, and Head of the European Affairs Department at the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs Martin Kotthaus, the members of both governments  participated  in a bilateral dialogue about current European Affairs. This is the third time that this dialogue has taken place, with the previous events being held in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Since 2015 this dialouge has played an intergral role in establishing a permanent platform for Czech-German intergovernmental cooperation.

This event was made possible by support from the ministries of foreign affairs of both countries, the Czech-German Discussion Forum and the Government office of the Czech Republic, in cooperation with Forum 2000 Foundation. The event was financed by the Czech-German Discussion Forum.

The Czech-German Discussion Forum that organized the roundtable in cooperation with the Forum 2000 Foundation was established in 1997, and is based on the Czech-German Declaration. Its goal is to support dialogue between Czech and German citizens in order to foster and connect individuals who are passionate about positive relationships and partnerships between the two neighboring countries.